Maternity care in Indiana | Ascension
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Get personalized pregnancy care in Indiana

Maternity care teams at Ascension St. Vincent are here for you. From OB-GYN care and pregnancy, to birthing and beyond.

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to having a baby. And no one knows your body better than you do. Your preferences are important. That’s why the conversation between you and your OB-GYN, midwife, birth designer and nurse navigator matters. Your care team at Ascension St. Vincent, in Indiana, starts by listening to you. As you share your questions, concerns and expectations, we listen to understand you. We take this partnership seriously. And we want you to feel comfortable.

From the very beginning, we talk through the choices that are right for you and your baby. You’ll be supported by a team that will provide the care you need — from childbirth classes to breastfeeding support and more.

Pregnancy and birthing care for expecting families

Pregnancy is a special time for you and your family. Your care team works together to provide specialized care before, during and after your delivery. And, if you need advanced care for a high-risk pregnancy, we’ll help connect you to the right specialists. Get all the care you need, including:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Labor, delivery and postpartum care (including natural birth without epidural)
  • Maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal specialty care
  • Midwives at select locations
  • OB-GYN and prenatal care
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and new baby classes

Ascension St. Vincent Carmel and Evansville Recognized

Ascension St. Vincent Carmel and Ascension St. Vincent Evansville have been recognized in the 2022 America’s Best Maternity Hospitals list by Newsweek and data firm Statista. This list names the top 350 leading hospitals for maternity care in the United States, divided into two performance categories – five ribbon hospitals and four ribbon hospitals. Both Ascension St. Vincent ministries are included in the four ribbon category. High-quality maternity care – from pregnancy through birth and postpartum – is essential to the long-term health of both the newborns and their mothers. Congratulations to our staff and providers who contributed to this achievement.

Ascension St. Vincent midwifery care

If you prefer to choose a midwife for your care, our certified nurse midwives work alongside your care team to provide:

  • Annual well-woman exams
  • Care during labor and delivery
  • Emotional and mental health support
  • Postpartum care
  • Prenatal care and classes on pregnancy, birthing and breastfeeding

After your delivery, we can connect you and your baby with additional care, if needed.

Talk with a nurse navigator about your delivery options

Having a care team that understands you is important. Your birth designer at Ascension St. Vincent helps you understand your choices and decide on your preferences to personalize your birth experience. Support services are provided at no cost to you and include:

  • Childbirth and childcare classes
  • Coordinated care and appointments for high-risk pregnancy
  • Planning for a personalized delivery experience

To schedule an appointment with a birth designer call 317-338-2229 (Monday through Friday).

Advanced care for high-risk pregnancy

Not everyone will need more care during their pregnancy, labor or delivery. But if you do, we are ready to provide you and your baby with extra care. Our maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists work with your OB-GYN to deliver care for high-risk pregnancies and other health concerns, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems and genetic disorders. Your care team will also work with you to help manage your condition after delivery. In Indianapolis, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital has a level IV NICU. In Evansville, our NICU at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital is Level III and it's connected to the Women's Hospital, so you and your baby stay together.

Pediatric care for your baby

Your growing family is our priority. By choosing Ascension St. Vincent to deliver your baby, you can establish a relationship with a pediatrician that starts at birth. You can have confidence knowing you are connected to a network of specialists who deliver primary care for infants.

Certified safe sleep hospital

Your child's safety is our priority. All of our hospitals are certified as a National Safe Sleep Hospital by Cribs for Kids®, meaning we follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for safe sleep.

Take a tour or attend a childbirth class

At Ascension St. Vincent, we’re here to answer your questions and provide support throughout and after your pregnancy. During your first prenatal check-up, your OB-GYN or certified nurse midwife will tell you about support services and childbirth classes that are available to you. By taking childbirth classes, you can learn more about your birthing options and what to expect.

Choose one of the hospitals below to see what in-person tour and class options available:

Virtual tour of the Ascension St. Vincent Fishers Birthing Center

To schedule an in-person tour or to talk to a birth designer, please call 317-338-2229.

Jamie's story

Jamie shares her high-risk pregnancy care experience at Ascension St. Vincent.